Thread: Gas mileage?
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:12 AM
jadnashuanh jadnashuanh is offline
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Originally Posted by mason View Post
They are inefficient in my eyes.
For their size and weight, and with the V8, it can be surprisingly efficient on a long trip. But, put it in stop and go, or a heavy foot, and it will suck fuel. Want to have better fuel economy, petition BMW for the diesel...the 535d has about the same torque as the v8 which is what gets you going, and the fuel economy of a much smaller car. If we do ever get a diesel in these, it will more likely be the 530d which has more torque than the 535i, but not quite as much as the 550i and is down on power some. On the EU extraurban cycle, the 530d gets amazing mileage, and much better in the urban cycle, too.
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